UNCG Campus Weekly

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Faculty Senate Chair will serve two years, non-tenure track faculty may now be senators

Revisions to the General Faculty Constitution were approved at last week’s meeting of the General Faculty.

Chair John Lepri explains that while the revised Constitution reaffirms an essential role for tenure-stream faculty, thus safeguarding their ability to speak out on difficult topics, it now empowers non-tenure track faculty with eligibility to serve as Faculty Senators. Audience discussion emphasized Senate representation as an essential component in “professionalizing” and diversifying the roles possible for the more than 200 non-tenure track faculty who are full-time employees at UNCG, he added.

Also, the constitution now aligns future chairs of the UNCG Faculty Senate to serve for two years, permitting better use of their experience, starting July 2015.